Construction of this world-famous cathedral was begun in 1079 by William the Conqueror. Winchester Cathedral is still a working cathedral and a critical part of the Winchester community. The exterior of the building is stunning.
Visit Winchester Cathedral
The Great Hall of Winchester has quite the history. Winchester never got the castle it was intended to have as it was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell. However, he did let the Great Hall go and it is still standing.
The Great Hall
The River Itchen runs for 28 miles from mid-Hampshire to Southampton. A walk along this lovely chalk stream is one of the nicest Winchester attractions.
Walk the River Itchen
St Catherine’s Hill is a small chalk hill just outside Winchester. It provides some terrific views of Winchester and is a lovely little walk. Join the River Itchen at the end of Winchester High Street as above.
St Catherine’s Hill
The building of Wolvesey Castle began in 1107. It was home to Kings and Queens but was demolished in the 1680s. Today, it is a decent amount of rocky ruins located next to Wolvesey Palace.